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Thursday, September 29, 2005

#778 - Live Noise, Moxy Fruvous

"Live Noise comes as close to delivering the up close and personal Moxy Früvous performance experience as anything can. Combining old and new musical material with the quartet's crackpot social commentary on topics ranging from revolutionary militia to naked Muppets, the album confirms the band's command of an ambitious assortment of instruments and musical forms." (allmusic guide)

#777 - Philadelphonic, G. Love & Special Sauce

"The title of G. Love & Special Sauce's fourth album illustrates their desire to play up their Philadelphia roots, emphasizing classic Philly soul along with their blues-rap melange. Philadelphonic isn't entirely unsuccessful on that front, either. The group's laid-back, groove-oriented sound benefits from the sophisticated, sultry sound of Philly soul." (allmusic guide)

#776 - Love Over Gold, Dire Straits

"This is Mark Knopfler's version of Springsteen's "Darkness At the Edge of Town" but he stretches out the thematically bleak songs with extended instrumental solos. This was huge in the U.K., where it was the rare mainstream rock album – like Pink Floyd's Final Cut -- that echoed the British public's confusion at Thatcher's economic policies." (real music guide)

#775 - The Specials, The Specials

"Over 20 years after its release, it's clear that this is more than just a ska revival milestone. At once a vivid portrait of late-'70s British malaise and a timeless piece of music, the disc is a genuine classic, and its energetic updating of Caribbean sounds still feels fresh today. Every track is perfect." (real music guide)

#774 - The Who Sell Out, The Who

""I Can See For Miles" went Top 10, but the rest of this sterling concept album (which sports one of the best cover ideas in history) was ignored in the U.S. Too bad, because this is the Who at their best. All their early trademarks are here, with the bonuses of a sly psychedelic spirit, a very British wit, and a clutch of the prettiest melodies Pete Townshend ever penned." (real music guide)

#773 - The Instigator, Rhett Miller

"Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller's major label solo debut is almost exactly what fans can expect: extremely well-written pop songs, heart-wrenchingly delivered, and brightly produced, making for a fine all-around package." (allmusic guide)


  • At Fri Sep 30, 01:33:00 PM EDT, Blogger drake leLane said…

    Rhett Miller's The Instigator is in Rhapsody...

    Thanks for putting all this together!

  • At Fri Sep 30, 01:37:00 PM EDT, Blogger drake leLane said…

    G Love's Philadelphonic is in Rhapsody as well... as is The Specials... and Dire Strait's Love Over Gold... hey what's going on here? Did I catch you in the midst of publishing this? If so, I'm sorry for the nitpick!

    If not... get it together, sistah!


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